Brothers argue; shotgun kills one

Published: Friday, Sep. 7, 2007 - 9:21 am | Page 2B

A Sacramento man has been arrested in the Monday afternoon shooting death of his 18-year-old brother.

Christopher Seamster, 21, was arrested on suspicion of murder and child endangerment. The latter charge results from a 2-year-old child being present when the shooting occurred.

Seamster is being held without bail in Sacramento County Jail.

Sacramento Sheriff's deputies responded to the apartment complex in the 6300 block of Sampson Boulevard at 3 p.m. Monday on reports of a shooting.

Once there, Seamster told deputies that he had accidentally shot his brother, Sheriff's Sgt. Tim Curran said in a news release.

The brother was identified Tuesday morning as Noah Seamster, of Sacramento. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled, said Kit Carver, Sacramento County deputy coroner.

Deputies found the younger Seamster inside the apartment with a gunshot wound to his head. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Six people who were in the apartment when the shooting occurred were questioned and told detectives that they were getting ready to go out for the evening when the two brothers started arguing about money. During the argument, Christopher Seamster produced a gun and confronted Noah Seamster. The gun discharged during the confrontation, Curran said.

Seamster is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Sacramento County Superior Court.

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